Once upon a time there was a singing blackbird

Friday 9 November

Once upon a time there was a singing blackbird

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An orchestra percussionist hurries all day long to and fro in Tbilisi, encountering friends, visiting old lovers or trying to make new ones. The musician is pleasant and friendly with everyone but he always must go on: he rushes and arrives every day on time to the concert to play his part with the kettledrums. With an unpretentious narrative and a smooth cinematography of continual movement, this film appears as a delightful and dynamic journey. A little Georgian Joyce’s Ulysses and one of the main works of Otar Ioseliani.


Date & Time: 

Friday, 9 November, 2018 - 20:30


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5,- (Cineville card valid)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.


Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.